Osprey Named REI 2017 Vendor Partner of the Year in the Camp Division

Award recipients are recognized for partnering with REI to meet customer needs, raise the bar for product quality and drive sustainable business practices
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Cortez, Colorado - February 5, 2018 

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Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce that it has been named REI’s 2017 Vendor Partner in the Camp division. REI recognized Osprey in 2007 as its overall Vendor Partner of the Year, and in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 as the Camp division recipient.

“It is an honor to be recognized by REI with this award,” said Layne Rigney, President of Osprey Packs. “Our relationship has flourished over the years and is built on shared goals of fostering a community of inclusivity in the outdoor industry, ultimately resulting in success for our brands.”

The Vendor Partner of the Year awards program was established by REI in 1993. Each year, companies are nominated by the co-op’s three merchandising divisions – Camp, Action Sports and Outdoor Wear – for partnering with REI to meet customer needs, raise the bar for product quality and drive sustainable business practices.

Winners were announced at the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show Winter Market last month in Denver, Colorado. NEMO Equipment was presented with the overall annual Vendor Partner of the Year award, while NRS and Oboz were named divisional winners along with Osprey Packs.

About Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is the global leader in exceptional, high-performing, innovative packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors.

All Osprey products are backed by the brand's All Mighty Guarantee. Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If Osprey is unable to perform a functional repair on a pack, they will happily replace it.

Osprey Packs can be found online at osprey.com and in outdoor specialty retailers in over 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about Osprey and its products, visit osprey.com. Follow all brand updates on Instagram (@ospreypacks), Facebook (@ospreypacks) and Twitter (@ospreypacks).


Julie Campagnoli